Monday, May 22, 2017

Quick n' Dirty Peanut Lime sauce, aka "Kung Foo Chicken"

I have long since lost track of the food blog where I initially found this recipe, or at least a version thereof. We've been using it off and on for at least 8 or 10 years, and I think it's worth sharing.
My husband likes to call it "Kung Foo Chicken" for some reason, but it's really just a basic peanut lime sauce with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen that takes Very little fuss to get right.

Peanut Lime Sauce
(Serves about 6)
1 C peanut butter (natural is best, may be smooth or crunchy.)
1/2 C lime juice
1/2 C water
1 heaping Tbsp of minced garlic, or to taste
1 T of soy sauce, or to taste
1 t of sriracha or Tabasco sauce, or to taste

Whisk all ingredients together.
Hint: if you  place the lime juice and water in a 2 C Pyrex measuring cup, it's pretty easy to measure the peanut butter into the same container: just watch for the liquid to hit the 2 C line.

Serve over about 1 lb of spaghetti noodles, or ~4 packages of ramen (discarding the flavor packs, of course.)  Or get fancy with proper Asian noodles - we never do, but I'm sure it'd be great!

Add diced, cooked chicken, shrimp, or the protein of your choice.
I pan-fried my protein with a little lime and soy sauce just to enhance the flavor a bit.

As for veggies, green onions are great, as is cilantro, shredded carrots, or lightly cooked broccoli. Garnish with chopped peanuts or sesame if desired.
Pick your favorites, and get creative.

This is easy and quick to feed to a crowd as it can be doubled easily. Similarly, cut it in half for a small family.

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